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2016 travel grant recipients

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IAMCR offers travel grants of up to US$ 1,500 each to members who are early-stage scholars and would otherwise be unable to attend our conferences.

Applicants must have been IAMCR members for at least one full year (i.e. it must be at least their second year as a member of the association), reside in a low or middle income country (see IAMCR's country classification list), and have an abstract accepted for full presentation at the conference. Details, including deadlines and procedures for applying, are announced early each year on the website, newsletter, mailing lists and various social media.

Below are some messages and articles we have received from past travel grant recipients. Please consider making a donation to the travel grant fund. It's a great way to encourage emerging scholars and new perspectives within IAMCR.

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Jacinta Mwende Maweu, a recent PhD graduate from Rhodes University, South Africa, received an IAMCR travel grant in 2013 to attend the conference in Dublin and a second one in 2014 to attend the conference in Hyderabad, India. Jacinta writes that the grant was "an initial remarkable moment" in her academic career.
Sisanda Nkoala, a student at the University of Cape Town in South Africa, received a travel grant to present her paper Malemaphobia: The role played by the media in creating the Malema Monster through selective sound bites and framing to the Journalism Research and Education Section at IAMCR 2014.
Geisa Fernandes, a recent PhD graduate from the University of São Paulo, received her first travel grant to attend the 2013 IAMCR in Dublin and a second one a year later to attend the conference in Hyderabad. Her paper, presented to the Comic Art Working Group, was titled: We should drink more beers together: How cartoonists could teach comics scholars a thing or two. In this note, she tells us about her experience.
Wajiha Raza Rizvi, a PhD student at University of the Punjab in Pakistan received a travel grant to attend IAMCR 2014 in Hyderabad. Her paper on censorship of visual pleasure in Pakistani film was presented to the Gender & Communication Section. Wajiha says the experience left her with increased confidence.
Chikezie Emmanuel Uzuegbunam from Nigeria received an IAMCR travel grant to present his paper in the Popular Culture Working Group at IAMCR's 2014 conference in Hyderabad. Following the conference, he wrote this letter to IAMCR members.
Victor Chagas of the Universidade Federal Fluminense in Brazil received an IAMCR travel grant to present his paper in the Political Economy Section at our 2014 conference in Hyderabad. Following the conference, Victor wrote us this letter.
The names of the 25 scholars to be awarded travel subsidies to attend IAMCR's 2014 conference in Hyderabad, India have been announced. The award recipients come from 16 different countries (Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brazil, China, Egypt, India, Iran, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Namibia, Nigeria, Pakistan, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Zambia) and will present papers in 13 different IAMCR sections and working groups.
taryn_mackayTaryn Mackay (South Africa), one of the nine young scholars to be awarded an IAMCR scholarship to attend IAMCR's 2011 conference in Istanbul tells us about her expectations and experiences, and how this event helped her appreciate her every day reality from a different perspective.
mc_rasminM C Rasmin (Sri Lanka), one of the nine young scholars to be awarded an IAMCR scholarship to attend the 2011 IAMCR conference in Istanbul tells us about his experience at the Istanbul conference: "[the 2011 IAMCR Conference] was not only a media conference but also a knowledge festival which I believe everyone enjoyed."
lauren_dyll_myklebustLauren Dyll-Myklebust (South Africa), one of the young scholars to be awarded an IAMCR scholarship to attend IAMCR 2010 conference in Braga, tells us about her experience at "a conference ‘with a heart’ where the social events are enjoyed by all and people from diverse backgrounds, passionate about their fields of study, relax with each other, laughing and learning together".

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